Is it possible to merge two existing communities on different federated servers?
I believe more and more people will escape to lemmy sooner or later, and I already see 3 different communities for the same thing (selfhosted) here on lemmy. Time will tell which one will be the most active, but lets assume all of them will be equally active and the desire emerges to combine the two communities about the same thing, is that something possible or intended to be possible with federated services?

What do you think of Odysee?
Hey, Lemmy. I've been using the blockchain-based video streaming service Odysee as a YouTube backup for a while now, where I run the PIF archive channel, RandomWolf. I was reading Wikipedia, and it says that the platform is often used by the far right, mainly because of its "free speech" guidelines. However, the channels I am seeing are fine. What do you guys think? Is it safe, or is it just a clone of Rumble? And, while you're at it, can you tell me what you think of Mental Outlaw? My channel is on [YouTube](, [PeerTube]( and [Odysee](, in case anyone has an interest in the niche.

Ideas for an alternative lemmy frontend?
cross-posted from: Cross posting this here as this is would likely interest other people in the Lemmy part of the fediverse. I'll still contribute to the official UI too, though. > The other day I started making a UI for lemmy with a different framework than is used by the official one as a way of getting some hands on experience with SolidJS. I considered making a clone of the existing UI, but I started thinking that I could make it look different. Since lemmy doesn't tie you to a specific UI, it could be nice to give instances another option. At the moment, the only web UIs I know of for lemmy is the official one and the bulletin board one. Does anyone have any ideas about this?

Europeans and Oceanians of Lemmy, what are the pros and cons of living in your country?
I (17NB) am thinking of emigrating from the UK when I'm older, but I'm unsure of where I would want to go. If you live in Europe or Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, etc.), what are the good and bad things about life in your country?

Suggestion: make the link clickable in the sidebar
Just a quick suggestion: in the sidebar, you say: "Not regarding lemmy support (c/lemmy_support)" Maybe make that a clickable link?

Lemmy posts openning links in lemmy’s tab is annoying
Hello Every time I hit an interesting post, it opens whatever web page in the same tab lemmy was opened, and thus I loose lemmy. Is there a way to configure lemmy to open links in a new tab instead of the actual lemmy tab?

Millennials and early Gen Z of Lemmy, what did you do for fun before phones became such a huge part of our lives?
I keep cutting out things like social media from my lifestyle, but I'm finding it hard to fill the time. Reading can only go so far, there's never anything on TV, and my friends all live twelve miles away. So, before we really had social media, what did teenagers do?

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Any recommend recipes
Does anyone have a go-to recipe?

Temporarily mute a user
Is there a way to temporarily mute a user? I don't necessarily want to block a user forever but it'd be nice to filter out their noise for a week.

What moderation controls do the creators or owners of lemmy communities have over their content?
I had a look through the documentation but couldn’t find anything in this. Are there any moderation powers held by community owners? How extensive are they if they exist?

What are the most used platforms on the Fediverse?
Are there reliable statistics that show this? I'm trying to get an idea rolling for a mobile app that could handle the most used platforms on the Fediverse. For example, let's assume that Mastodon, Lemmy and Peertube turned out to be the most used platforms on the Fediverse. Would people be interested in a mobile app that could properly integrate all of these?

Who will see my posts if I set language to “Undetermined”?
Because always choosing between German and English has made my Lemmy experience worse, I haven't gotten used to it.

Scrubbing My Reddit Account
What is the best most effective way to delete my Reddit post history and account. I have seen people mention programs that they use to go through and delete their entire Reddit history, or edit their posts and replacing the content with a single word, and then deleting their account. I do not use it like I used to, so I would like to get rid of every digital fingerprint that I can on the site. Any help or advice would be appreciated!

easy method to rapid-fire some subscriptions?
Search, find a sub, subscribe. Wash, rinse, repeat. Any way to just list out a search of sub...lemmies? and checkbox which ones you want?

While browsing lemmy, how do you view posts then go back to the feed?
While using the webview, I just navigate to a post then hit back to go to the timeline. On going back, however, the timeline reloads again and involves a somewhat annoying delay and re-rendering of the timeline page. Is there a better way to manage this? I think Reddit mobile view on the web actually manages this well by displaying an overlay for a post that seems to retain the timeline underneath.

How would one help an insect whose wings are stuck in water drops?
cross-posted from: > Suppose an insect's body gets upside down and their wings get attached to the surface due to water drops? What can a human do to help them without damaging their wings or body?

Isn’t the Human Psyche a Paradox of Individuality and Collective Consciousness?
As I sit here, pondering the complexities of the human psyche, I am struck by the enigmatic interplay between individuality and collective consciousness. Are we truly autonomous beings, capable of forging our own paths in the world, or are we merely products of societal conditioning, molded by external forces beyond our control? Join me, dear Lemmies, on this journey as we delve into the paradoxical nature of our existence. In the age of hyperconnectivity, where social media reigns supreme and conformity often trumps authenticity, it's easy to lose sight of our inherent individuality. We are bombarded with societal expectations, cultural norms, and external pressures that shape our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. But amidst this sea of influences, can we truly claim to be independent beings with agency over our own lives? The pursuit of self-actualization and personal sovereignty is a noble endeavor that requires deep introspection and self-awareness. It calls upon us to question the narratives we have inherited, to challenge the status quo, and to embrace our unique identities without apology. Yet, the human psyche is not just an isolated entity, but also deeply intertwined with the collective consciousness of our communities and societies. We are social creatures who are influenced by the values, beliefs, and norms of the groups we belong to. Our identities are shaped by the stories we tell ourselves and the stories that are told about us by others. In this sense, our individuality is inextricably linked to the larger web of human existence. Furthermore, our formative years play a crucial role in shaping our personality traits, coping mechanisms, and emotional patterns. The dynamics of our familial, societal, and cultural environments imprint upon our psyches, influencing our sense of self and our perception of the world around us. And yet, despite the multitude of external influences that shape our psyches, we possess an inherent capacity for self-determination and free will. We have the power to question, to challenge, and to break free from oppressive patterns of thought and behavior. We have the ability to cultivate our own unique perspectives, to express our authentic selves, and to make conscious choices that align with our values and aspirations. So, dear Lemmies, what then is the ultimate truth of the human psyche? Is it a product of societal conditioning, childhood experiences, and collective consciousness, or is it a realm of individuality, free will, and self-actualization? Perhaps the answer lies in the paradox itself, as the human psyche defies simplistic categorization and embraces complexity. It is a tapestry of influences, experiences, and narratives that shape our being, and yet, it is also a realm of profound individuality and self-expression. As we navigate the intricacies of our existence, let us strive to honor our individuality while recognizing the interconnectedness of our collective consciousness. Let us question the narratives that shape our perceptions, and let us cultivate our own unique identities without succumbing to societal pressures. Let us embrace the complexity of the human psyche with humility, curiosity, and self-reflection. For it is in the exploration of these paradoxes that we may uncover the true nature of our being.

Covid is Overrated - It’s Just a Bad Flu, isn’t it?!
I've been seeing so much hype around Covid-19 lately, and I just have to say, it's really not as big a deal as people are making it out to be. I mean, come on, it's just a bad flu at worst! I'm tired of all the fear-mongering and exaggerated headlines in the media. I've had the flu before, and it was no biggie. Sure, Covid has been around for over a year now, but it's really not that different. The recovery rate is so high, and most people only experience mild symptoms, if any. I don't understand why everyone's acting like it's the end of the world. The lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccine push are just blown out of proportion. I refuse to live my life in fear and be controlled by the government and media propaganda. It's time to stop overreacting and get back to normal. So, let's chill out, folks. Covid is overrated, and we should all just relax and get on with our lives. Who's with me?

How would you write Magicians as Characters?
How would you write magicians? Would you describe their tricks? Would you reveal the tricks? Please do link any literature with magicians as characters. Thank you :)

Keeping my apartment sounds from leaking
Most of the search results I get for isolating my apartment sound-wise is about preventing *outside* noise from getting in. But my issue is related to *my* privacy *inside* the apartment and hence preventing any sound from leaking outside or just not bothering my neighbors through my music listening habit or gaming routines. Do the tips for sound isolation as i first describe work the same for isolating sound *inside* the apartment itself too?

Who else is ready for the singularity?
Hey everyone, have you heard the news? The singularity is just three years away! That's right, in just a few short years, we'll see artificial intelligence surpass human intelligence, and we'll enter a new era of technological advancement. This is going to revolutionize the world as we know it, and I, for one, am incredibly excited about it. Imagine all the incredible innovations that we'll see in just a few short years. It's mind-blowing!

Economics Related Sublemmys or communities
Is there a list of lemmy (or otherwise) communities one may suggest joining for economics related conversations and studies?

How did you find force, strength to fight the toughest battles in your life?
Also what was the battle about, if you are comfortable in sharing?

What should be added to Lemmy documentation?
My current task is to improve the Lemmy documentation, particularly to explain things better for people who are new to Lemmy and the Fediverse. For this I would like to know if there are any things that were unclear when you first joined (or even still unclear now). To give you some idea, these are the pages which I plan to write for the first section, with average users in mind: - Getting started (choose an instance, register, follow, setup profile, start posting) - What is federation - Moderation - Censorship resistance - Votes and ranking - Media (Markdown, images, links) - Other features (theming, language tags, ...) Besides this I also plan to improve other parts of the documentation, to add things like documentation for the HTTP API (currently only exists for websocket), a guide to run Lemmy with TOR, and explanation of community/site options. Is there anything else where documentation is missing or requires clarification? By the way, just like other parts of Lemmy the documentation is [open source](, and you are welcome to open pull requests with improvements.

Do you think anyone ultimately, fundamentally knows, or is everyone just pretending and fundamentally ignorant?
edit: didn't see rule 1, but anyway I expect answers to be open ended. Just give your thoughts

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